We received a complimentary copy of the book, A Weird and Wild Beauty, The Story of Yellowstone, The World’s First National Park by Erin Peabody for our review. All opinions are our own.
I actually waited to talk about this book until we got closer to the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.
Yellowstone is the world’s First National Park so it’s fitting that this book was released now. This is a big year for the NPS and rightly so!
As a Mom, I am always looking for fun and educational books for my kids to read. Unfortunately sometimes kids books are written by adults with an adult mindset. They are writing on a kids level, but their own.
This author does a great job breaking the history of Yellowstone down in a easy to understand format. The book has a lot of great information and photos that keep kids attention.
I really recommend this book for any young readers ages 12 and up. I actually found it informative as well so if you and your family are planning a trip out to Yellowstone, this would be a great book for you to have before you go!
About the Book:
With the support of conservationists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Law Olmsted, and John Muir, the importance of a national park was secured. On March 1, 1872, Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone Park Bill into law. It set aside over two million acres of one-of-a-kind wilderness as “a great national park for the benefit and enjoyment of people.” This important and fascinating book will introduce young adults to the astonishing adventure that led to “the best idea America ever had.” Today over 130 countries have copied the Yellowstone model, and billions of acres of critical habitat and spectacular scenery are being preserved for all of us to enjoy.
This book has a wonderful ecological and historical message for readers ages 12 and up. No book about Yellowstone’s founding has been written for this age group before, yet Yellowstone National Park is a major destination for many families, so many readers will likely have heard of Yellowstone or even have visited there. This is a great book for any school library or for history or science classrooms in middle and high school, where information can be used for research projects.
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